Rev. Dr. Roy D. Wilford, Sr., Executive Pastor



Rev. Dr. Roy D. Wilford, Sr., is an ordained minister who has been an active member of Cosmopolitan Baptist Church for over 23 years.  After serving as the Minister of Christian Education for 10 years, Dr. Wilford was appointed Executive Pastor in 1999 and currently serves in that position.  As Executive Pastor, Dr.  Wilford is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the church, including assisting the senior pastor and trustee board in all aspects of the administration of the church.  


In 1985 he received a BA degree in Business Management from St. Mary's College, Moraga, California.  In 1990, he received a BA degree in Biblical Studies from Bay Cities Bible Institute.  In 1998, he received a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Studies from American Baptist Seminary of the West.  In 2007, he received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Administration from Pacific School of Religion.


In his teaching capacity, Dr. Wilford leads the adult Bible study class. He has been instrumental in implementing Bible study workshops and leadership training seminars at Cosmopolitan Baptist Church.  Dr. Wilford is working to develop and train church leaders.  His goal is to prepare church leaders for the 21st century.  Dr Wilford has led workshops and Seminars at The annual B.A.S.S. conventions.  He was also Adjunct Instructor in Church Leadership and at Patten University.


Dr. Wilford and his wife of 38 years, Lillie, make their home in Oakland, California.  They have four children, thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Dr. Wilford can be reached by e-mail at: Cell: (510)967-3501 



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